Ego Trip

You sit in the midst.
From the very outset,
Entangled in your wings.
You swirl around yourself.

The starting point of creating ‘Ego Trip’ was our shared interest in the perception of various limitations of man, both physical and psychological.
From the moment of our birth, through all of our life we are learning ourselves, and the world around us. During our physical and mental development we are trying to widen our borders, but first we have to get to know them. The way we are related to these borders will determine the rhythm of our development. Time and the present moment are playing a very important part in this process. Our relation towards the present moment will define our relation to ourselves and to our limitations. The question is whether we accept the present moment and that we can live it or thoughts through we rather exist in our past or in our future.
‘Ego Trip’ is a research into understanding the mechanism of egos and their relation to others and towards the society.

Anna Réti and Ido Batash met in 2011 in a residency program in the Netherlands. ‘Ego Trip’ project is their first collaboration.

Concept, choreography: Anna Réti (Hungary), Ido Batash (Izrael)
Performers, creators: Oszkár Péter Cseri (Hungary),Jasmine Ellis (Canada), Ricardo Machado (Portugal), Laura Eva Meuris (Belgium), Pawel Dudus (Poland), András Meszerics (Hungary)
Music: Anton Berman (Germany)
Space: Pal Körmendy
Assistant dramaturge: Zsuzsanna Simányi
Foto: Borovi Dániel, Mészáros Csaba
Production manager: Dóra Trifonov
Producer: SIN Cultural Center

Premier: 27th Febr. 2014. Trafo, Budapest

Press quotes:

“…Six performer, six dancer, six radiant personality arises by itself and resonates to others manifestations, or just tow them, casually surfing between genres, styles, and among expressions, alternating freely between the performers toolbar…” Csaba Králl – Life and Literature

Supporters: Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Départs Program, Open Latitudes (3), CCNO Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans – Direction Josef Nadj, as part of “Accueil-studio 2014” – Ministère de la culture et de la communication (F), National Cultural Fund, Ministry of Human Resources, Israeli Cultural Institution Budapest, MasterCard, Füge Production
Production partner: Random Collision (NL), Katlan Group

This project has been funded with support from the European Commision.